5:30 Contemporary Art Tour (Installations, Performance and More)
This tour, led by Celebrity Guide Beth Braganca Bell (a local illustrator and designer) begins at David Winton Bell Gallery, featuring Kim Faler’s show You Don’t Know My Horizon with a site-specific installation and While Still Before Us All, a show of sculptures by Kai Franz. Then the Art Bus heads to the RISD Museum for a special dance-based performance, Walk the (pink) Elephant by Denizen Arts:. The third stop is ArtProv’s Heart of a Tree show with paintings, sculptures, fiber art and wood pieces that celebrate the essence of trees, including works by Paula Martesian, and the final stop will be at Atrium Gallery for a group show by members of the Warwick Center for the Arts.
5:50 Spotlight on Painting Tour
Painter Dennis Delomba is the Celebrity Guide for this tour visiting four exciting painting shows around Providence. See the work of young painter Zachary Prosser at Anthony Tomaselli, a selection of painting and monoprints at the Providence Art Club’s Moods + Attitudes show, and a solo show highlighting the “painterly realism” of Rick Shiers, RISD grad, at BankRI Gallery. The last stop on the tour will be at Bannister Gallery for the solo show Trunks and Tales featuring Stuart Diamond’s ambitiously scaled painted wood constructions.
6:10 Collector’s Tour
This Collector’s Tour is led by Celebrity Guide Christine Francis, who is an illustrator, art collector, and owner of the Downtown vintage shop Carmen & Ginger. The Art Bus will first view the folk art and imported wares at Peaceable Kingdom, then stop by Gallery Belleau to see their newest glass projects. The Art Bus will make its way to Inner Space Outsider Art Gallery, featuring the exhibition “Robots Run Amok” by artists in Pawtucket’s celebrated RHD-RI program. The tour concludes at Gallery Z, currently showcasing the work of painter Areg Elibekian.
6:30 Spotlight on Photography Tour
The perfect tour for photography aficionados, this Art Bus trip starts at Providence City Hall Galleries for a showcase of images of PVDFest 2016 by Scott Lapham. Next, Providence Center for Photographic Arts has their first-ever Members Show featuring a diverse group of artists working in photography, and at Sprout you’ll see the bold and innovative photographic designs of Kate Wilson. The tour concludes at URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery with “The State of the Art” featuring work from URI, RIC, and CCRI, including photographs among a variety of 2D and 3D work.
- Providence City Hall Galleries
- Providence Center for Photographic Arts
- Sprout CoWorking Community Gallery
- URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery
7:00 “Made in Rhode Island” Tour
This tour is all about pride in locally-made art and design objects! First, the Art Bus will visit Copacetic to see their newest jewelry creations, and then head to J Schatz for a tour of their “Wonder-Certified” ceramics studio. A glass-blowing demonstration at Gather is next, and the last stop is at Dryden Gallery, featuring a show of works by members of the Art League of RI.
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